Ashlai is a Fyre who can harness powers of flame from the sun. Despite her powers—or perhaps because of them—she has always felt like an outsider among the Forest-footer Elves who raised her and her brother, Merritt. When their home is attacked by King Ragnar and his "Sere,” a vicious drought that burns all in its path, Ashlai embarks on a quest to save it. Her only clues are the strange music playing inside her head, the warnings of a captive princess, and a broken prism left to her by her long-lost mother. With the help of new friends, including a snarky elf, two squabbling but kind-spirited bards, and a boy who can turn into a tree, Ashlai journeys to collect the remaining prism shards. Can she find them and defeat Ragnar before his Sere consumes all Hyloria? Or will the secrets of the prism cause Ashlai to lose her new friends, her family, and even herself? Prelude of Fire is the first in an epic quartet that combines music and magic while reminding us that our choices, not our circumstances, define who we truly are and will become.